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Mississippi River Crests, While Missouri River Falls

Mississippi River Crests, While Missouri River Falls

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Mississippi River is rising in eastern Missouri as water levels along the Missouri River fall. The National Weather Service says the Mississippi River is expected to crest early Tuesday in Hannibal at more than 8 feet (2.5 meters) above flood stage, inundating railroad tracks and several businesses in the southwest…

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Sears files For Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

Sears files For Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. The question now is whether a smaller version of the company that once dominated the American retail landscape can remain viable or whether the iconic brand will be forced out of business. Sears, which…

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Suburban St. Louis Firm Working to Improve Cacao Tree

Suburban St. Louis Firm Working to Improve Cacao Tree

CREVE COEUR, MO (AP) — The candy company Mars Inc. is partnering with a suburban St. Louis company in an effort to improve the cacao tree.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Mars and Benson Hill Biosystems of Creve Coeur, Missouri, are working together in the effort. Benson Hill has a crop-design platform that combines genetic editing…

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Without Rauner Money, GOP Faces Tough Legislative Races

Without Rauner Money, GOP Faces Tough Legislative Races

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — Republicans who gained ground in the Illinois General Assembly two years ago with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s financial assistance have a tougher go of it this year.Rauner and his top backers showered more than $40 million on legislative races in 2016. Against a legislative district map drawn by Democrats, the GOP picked…

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Missouri Republican Hawley Decries Democrats’ ‘Mob Behavior’

Missouri Republican Hawley Decries Democrats’ ‘Mob Behavior’

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley took a cue from President Donald Trump on Sunday and said Missouri voters are motivated by “mob behavior” by Democrats. Hawley during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” tried to tap into frustration over his Democratic rival Sen. Claire McCaskill’s vote against U.S. Supreme…

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